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Special Events

June 21, Sun., Tachibana Dance Recital, from 2pm following Japanese Service at 10:30am and English Service at 11:30am.

June 27, Sat., Embraced by the Heart of Amida Buddha: The LGBTQ Community & Shin Buddhism, a seminar presented by the BCA Center for Buddhist Education; from 9:30am-3:30pm, view flyer (PDF).

July 5, Sun., Bon Dance Festival at Bryant Park, from 12:30pm following Short Combined Service at 10:30am at the NYBC. Bon Dance Practice sessions will be held from 6:30-8pm on June 23 (Tue.), June 25 (Thu.), June 30 (Tue.), and July 2 (Thu.).

July 25, Sat., Obon Memorial Service, from 1:30pm at Willow Grove Cemetery, New Brunswick, NJ.

July 26, Sun., Hatsubon Service from 10:30am, followed by Obon Service and Rev. Hozen Seki Memorial Service at 11:30am.

July 18, Sat., Bus leaving for Seabrook Buddhist Temple Bon Dance Festival at 12:30pm following Book Discussion and DharmaChat from 10am to 12pm.

Aug. 2, Sun., Hiroshima & Nagasaki Memorial Service at 11am followed by Shotsuki Hoyo at 11:30am.

Aug. 3-Sept. 7, Summer Break - Church closed

Sep.18, 25, Oct. 2, Buddhism for Beginners, from 7-9pm in three sessions, view flyer (PDF)

Greetings from the NYBC Sangha

The sangha members of the New York Buddhist Church welcome you to join us in hearing, learning and practicing the Buddha-Dharma.

The New York Buddhist Church (NYBC) is a temple of Jodoshinshu True Pure Land School Buddhism, whose head temple is Nishi-Hongwanji Temple in Kyoto, Japan. Shinran Shonin (1173-1262) is the founder of this school of Buddhism.

The NYBC has been serving the New York community since 1938, and was founded by Rev. Hozen Seki with the assistance of his wife, Satomi, and concerned lay people. They all wished to share the Buddha-Dharma in America's most populous city, which then had no center for Jodoshinshu Buddhism. Their wishes have flourished as today we continue to share the Buddha-Dharma here in New York.

May the Wisdom and Compassion of Amida Buddha touch your heart so that you may be awakened to the world of True Dharma with Nembutsu.
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Last update: 6/20/2015

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